2013 Annual Report

This is the annual report of the Django Software foundation. It covers the calendar year of 2013. This report summarizes the finances and activities of the Django Software Foundation.


  1. Board of Directors
  2. Policies and work
  3. Finances
  4. Sponsorship
  5. Membership

1. Board of Directors

Ending 2013, the Board of Directors were:

  • Adrian Holovaty
  • Jeremy Dunck
  • Karen Tracey
  • Russell Keith-Magee (President)


  • Andy McKay (Secretary)
  • Joseph Kocherhans (Treasurer)

Alex Gaynor served on the board until June of 2013. At that time, Jeremy Dunck moved from secretary to the board and Andy McKay joined as secretary.

2. Policies and work


A license for the Django Trademark was completed and posted. The license allows the use of the Django trademark under certain circumstances, whilst protecting the project.

Code of conduct

A code of conduct for the Django community was created and adopted. The code of conduct allows us to best keep with some of our core values: documentation and "explicit is better than implicit". We want to maintain a vibrant, diverse, and technically excellent community, and we believe that a part of that is writing down the standards of behavior we hold ourselves to.

To deal with violations to the code, a code of conduct committee was formed.

Travel grants committee

The travel grant committee is formed to provide travel grants for Django conferences, sprints and other events that require travel from community members.

In 2013, it provided travel grants to attendees of DjangoCon US and DjangoCon EU.

Malcolm Tredinnick Award

In March of 2013, the Django community was saddened by the passing of Malcolm Tredinnick. Malcolm was a long-time contributor to Django, model community member, brilliant, considerate and patient. He will be missed by the whole community.

The Django Software Foundation created a fund in Malcolm's honour, the Malcolm Tredinnick Memorial Prize. This will be a monetary prize, awarded annually, to the person who best exemplifies the spirit of Malcolm’s work - someone who welcomes, supports and nurtures newcomers; freely gives feedback and assistance to others, and helps to grow the community. The hope is that the recipient of the award will use the award stipend as a contribution to travel to a community event -- a DjangoCon, a PyCon, a sprint -- and continue in Malcolm's footsteps.

The first winner was Curtis Maloney who received the award of $1000. The winner was chosen by members of the Django Software Foundation.

Tax status

In November 2013 it was found that the 501(c)(3) status for Django Software Foundation had been revoked in May of 2012. This wasn't reported until May 2013 and the foundation was never notified. The cause was a late filing of three successive tax statuses.

Re-instatement of the 501(c)(3) status is underway and Joseph, with the assistance of the board is working to ensure that this reinstatement happens in 2014.


A new mailing list for volunteers was created called dsf-volunteers, separate from the membership list. Anyone is welcome to join the volunteers mailing list.

3. Finances

Note: all money is in US dollars.


  2013 2012 2011 2010
Donations $38,657.81 $21,892.75 $30,573.28 $6,587.10
Memberships $17,411.00 $16,500.00 $500.00 $0.00
Other $349.23 $993.39 $2,417.39 $1,336.44
Total Income $56,418.04 $39,386.14 $33,490.67 $7,923.54


  2013 2012 2011 2010
Travel grants $2,375.00 $4,015.10 $0.00 $2,336.38
Conferences $2,559.42 $5,799.03 $1,611.65 $0.00
Sprints $2,568.60 $5,592.87 $2,917.52 $178.95
Legal and Accounting $978.00 $2,784.00 $2,081.50 $0.00
Hosting $652 $561.97 $221.34 $0.00
Other $3,539.74 $3,231.45 $1,216.60 $808.41
Total Expenses $12,673.66 $21,984.42 $8,048.61 $3,323.74

Balance at end of 2013: $98,538.57.

Balance of the Malcolm Tredinnick fund at the end of 2013: $6,000.

4. Sponsorship

Over the course of 2013, the Django Software Foundation sponsored the following conferences and events:

  • Kiwi PyCon
  • PyCon Uruguay
  • PyTennesse
  • DjangoCon AU

These were approved in 2013, although the event was in 2014:

  • Django Cardiff
  • PyCon Philippines

The Django Software Foundation funded travel to sprints, including:

  • Berlin
  • Stockholm
  • Utrecht


Over the course of 2013, the Django Software Foundation sponsored the following Kickstarter projects:

  • Karl Fogel's "Producing Open Source Software"

5. Membership

Over the course of 2013, the following members were added to the Django Software Foundation (in alphabetical order):

  • Andy McKay
  • Daniel Lindsley
  • Daniele Procida
  • Marc Tamlyn
  • Paul McMillan
  • Preston Holmes
  • Remco Wendt
  • Simon Meers
  • Tim Graham

Corporate members (in alphabetical order):

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